CS1716A 16-Port PS/2-USB KVM Switch

The CS1716A KVM switch is a control unit that allows access to multiple computers from a single PS/2 or USB console (keyboard, mouse, and monitor). A single CS1716A can control up to 16 computers.


• One USB-PS/2 console controls up to 16 computers
• Daisy-chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 512 computers from a single console
• Front accessible USB port allows each computer to access USB peripherals*
• Dual Interface - supports computers and console with PS/2 or USB keyboards and mice
• Multiplatform support - Windows, Linux, Mac and Sun
• Video DynaSync™ - stores the console monitor's EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
• Supports USB keyboards for PC, Mac and Sun
• Auto PS/2 and USB interface detection
• USB / PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation - computers boot even when the console focus is elsewhere
• Superior video quality - up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B
• No software required - convenient computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys and multilingual on-screen display (OSD) menus
• Auto-senses station's position on daisy-chained installations; no need for manual dip switch setting; front panel led indicates station's position
• Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
• Two level password security; only authorized users view and control computers; up to four users and an administrator with separate profiles for each
• Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
• Broadcast Mode - operation simultaneously performed on all selected computers... etc
• Hot pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down the switch
• Buzzer on/off via hotkey and OSD
• Firmware upgrades to all the chained KVM switch at the same time via the daisy-chain cable
• Rack mountable in 19" system rack (1U)

* The USB peripheral function only works with USB cable set connections. It will not work with PS/2 cable set connections.

CS1716A 16-Port PS/2-USB KVM Switch

 Computer Connections

 Direct  16
 Maximum  512 (via Daisy-chain)
 Port Selection  OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton


 Console Ports  1 x SPHD-18 Male (Yellow)
 KVM Ports  16 x SPHD-15/17 Female (Yellow)
 Daisy Chain Ports  1 x DB-25 Female (Black)
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
 Firmware Upgrade  1 x RJ-11 Female (Black)
 USB Port  1 x USB Type A Female
 Power  1 x DC Jack Female (Black)


 Online  16 (Orange)
 Selected  16 (Green)
 Station ID  1 x 2-digit, 7-segment (Orange)
 Power  1 (Dark Green)


 Port Selection  16 x Pushbutton
 Firmware Upgrade Recovery  1 x Slide


 Keyboard / Mouse  PS/2, USB
 Video  2048 x 1536; DDC2B
 Scan Interval  1 – 255 Seconds (Default: 5 secs)
 Power Consumption  DC 5.3 V; 6.6 W


 Operating Temperature  0-50?C
 Storage Temperature  -20-60?C
 Humidity  0-80% RH, Non-condensing

 Physical Properties

 Housing  Metal
 Weight  2.85 kg ( 6.28 lb )
 Dimensions (L x W x H)  43.72 x 15.99 x 4.40 cm
( 17.21 x 6.3 x 1.73 in.)

* The specification and pictures are subject to change without notice.
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